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Chemical Technician- Entry Level

Wichita, KS Full-time
Posted on August 1, 2018

Koch-Glitsch LP - Research and Development Department has an opening for a Chemical Technician- Entry Level in our Wichita, KS facility.

The R&D Department operates pilot plants to acquire data on Koch-Glitsch mass transfer and mist elimination equipment for support or enhancement of existing products and development of new products. Our goal is to improve Koch-Glitsch products through innovation and demonstrate performance through the acquisition of accurate test data in a safe and expeditious manner.

Summary of Duties:

Our technicians are responsible for numerous tasks depending on the project or test at hand. Among the tasks, which could change daily, could include: Fabrication of new products - welding, metal forming, 3D printing Equipment setup and preparation - installation of test product(s), pipe or tubing fitting, equipment installation (heat exchanger, pump, etc.), pressure check, insulation Instruments - installation and wiring, calibration, troubleshooting Equipment operations - charge chemicals (possibly flammable or corrosive), start the equipment and operate per the test procedure with a PLC control system Data acquisition - obtain chemical samples and analyze, record and enter data in Excel, make visual observations, operate specialized instruments (laser, particle detection, etc.) Performing all duties safely is a requirement of all Koch-Glitsch employees. Safety training will include topics such as HAZWOPER, confined space entry, hot work permit writing, lock out/tag out, fork lift, hoist, and numerous other safe work practices. This position is on 3rd shift, Monday through Friday- Midnight-8AM


High School Diploma (or equivalent) Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel Experience using basic hand tools including measuring instruments Mechanically inclined Willingness to work safely and adhere to all environmental, health, and safety policies Energetic, self-starter, enthusiastic, safely work alone or with others Attention to detail, analytical, observant, thorough This role is not approved for VISA sponsorship.


Chemical Technology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Introduction, Trade School HVAC Ability or capability to operate plant equipment or some type of chemical/gas/refinery plant operation Experience with welding, fabrication, analytical lab, instrument calibration, wiring or electrical familiarity 1st Aid, CPR/AED or other safety related training.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Initially, training and orientation will occur on the day shift and potentially other shift work and/or weekend work (rare, but possible) could occur.

Some of the tasks could include:

Multi-story stairs, ladder climbing, heavy lifting up to 50 pounds, manual pipe fitting, equipment assembly Working in areas that contain flammable or corrosive and/or with respirator is possible Possible work in permit-required confined spaces Exposure working in extreme hot & humid or cold temperatures at time A pre-employment physical / fitness test will be required as a condition of employment. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment physical.